Workshop – The Organ Method with Hands and Feet
7/8/2020 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
Ulrike Theresia Wegele was born in Weingarten, Württemberg, Germany. She studied Catholic Church Music at the State University of Music and Performing Arts, Stuttgart, with Prof. Dr. Ludger Lohmann. Graduate studies were at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, with Prof. Michael Radulescu. Diplomas include the A-Examen for Church Music and the Concert Diploma with distinction. She was granted the title “Magister Artium.”
Wegele has made live recordings for many European and non-European radio stations, as well as CD recordings and numerous TV appearances. She is a regular guest at important organ festivals in Europe, Mexico, Cuba, and the United States. Wegele’s performances include the following: the International Organ Festival in Granada, Spain; the Haydnfestival in Eisenstadt; the world’s biggest organ congress in Washington, DC; the Riverside Church, and St. Thomas Cathedral in New York City; at the renowned Pablo Casals Festival in Prades, France; and others. She is also sought after for masterclasses worldwide.
From 1991–1999, she was a lecturer at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz, Austria. Since 1992, she has served as a professor for organ at the Joseph Haydn Conservatory, Eisenstadt, Austria, as well as serving at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz, (Oberschützen Institute) since 1999.
Since 2004, a special emphasis of her educational activities has been placed upon teaching children from 8 years old. Her exceptional pedagogic work with students was recognized by the Burgenland State School Council. In 2009, she was honored to be granted Austrian citizenship.
Connect with Ilrike at wegele.at.